WOMEN

Sunday Herald - - 19.03.17 SPORT -

STAR full-back Chloe Rol­lie cel­e­brated her player of the match per­for­mance in Scot­land’s 14-12 win against Italy by promis­ing that this sea­son’s re­vival is only the start for this team.

“The de­ter­mi­na­tion is there, the be­lief is there, we all know we can do it,” she said. “The first 20 min­utes was a bit shaky but once we got into the groove of how we wanted to play we knew we could press on.

“To get the two tries was im­por­tant, we had been a bit heads down but that perked us up and got us go­ing again. There is a huge dif­fer­ence, on the pitch and off the pitch we won’t let things drop, we stop and lift our­selves back up again to where we want it to be. The work rate is huge.”

Rol­lie had played a huge role in claim­ing the win, with her two first-half tries, both con­verted from tricky po­si­tions by hooker Lana Skelton, pulling Scot­land back from a 12-0 deficit and giv­ing them the plat­form to dom­i­nate the sec­ond half.

This was Scot­land’s first win over Italy since 2009, and the first time since 2006 the women have won two games in a sea­son.

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